Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, 12th international conference on ‘Advances in Steel-Concrete Composite Structures’ - ASCCS 2018

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Fragility curves for special truss moment frame with single and multiple vierendeel special segment
Rajesh Kumar, Dipti Ranjan Sahoo, Ashok Gupta

Last modified: 23-04-2018


Special Truss Moment frame (STMF) is an open web truss moment frame, which dissipates the input seismic energy through a well-defined ductile special segment located near the mid-span of truss while other members of truss outside the special segment and columns are designed to remain elastic. In this paper, the performance and the fragility curve of STMFs consisting single and multiple vierendeel panels in the special segment are investigated. The seismic response of nine-story having the length to depth ratio of special segment 2.5 is considered to develop the fragility curve. The seismic response of each building was recorded by performing nonlinear incremental dynamic analyses. Each archetype modelled in nonlinear analysis program PERFORM-3D to carry out IDA under a suit of forty-four real Far Field ground motion records. Fragility curves were developed for these structures and the probability of exceedance at immediate occupancy (IO) level, Life safety (LS) level and Collapse performance (CP) level was assessed for two level of hazards, DBE level (10% probability of exceedance in 50 years) and MCE level (2% probability of exceedance in 50 years). For DBE level earthquake intensity, the probability of exceedance for the CP performance level of STMF building for both structure is marginal while at MCE level the probability of exceedance at CP performance level is 71% and 45% for single and multiple panels respectively.


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